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Open Year-round
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Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
Yes
Potable water
Yes
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If you are looking to get into nature and you prefer to retain the convenience of nearby restroom facilities and showers, Birch Bay State Park Campground is a great choice. With 170 sites spread throughout the 194-acre park, it’s pretty easy to find a quiet corner during most of the season. Perhaps the best perk here is the 1.5-mile seashore on Birch Bay, which is directly accessible by way of bridge over the flowing freshwaters of Terrell Creek. This can add exciting water activities to your itinerary, or even shellfish or crab options to your outdoor dinner menu.

Cedar trees scattered throughout the campground's well-developed community area create a nice atmosphere for picnics, shooting some hoops on the basketball court, or hanging out at the wilderness theater. Groups up to 40 can be accommodated via the one secluded group camp or by reserving a group of five adjacent standard sites. Fees vary with the size of group. 

If you are camping on the more primitive south loop, you'll hear a good amount of wildlife activity from nearby Terrell Creek Marsh. Views are limited from the sites, but you can satisfy your curiosity by taking a stroll on the 0.5 mile Terrell Marsh Trail loop. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer

Parking Pass

Washington Discovery Pass

Pros

Direct access to Birch Bay. Interpretive trail.

Cons

Few RV hook-up sites.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

Reservation phone number

1 (888) 226-7688

Features

ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Showers
Boat ramp(s)
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Amphitheater

Location

Field Guide + Map

Nearby Adventures

Comments

Some spots are $35 and if you reserve online there's an additional $8.
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